|Date||17/23 Jun 2018|
|Event Type||Rally (Cars)|
|Location||Paris to Amsterdam & Back|
|Contact||Tel : 01252 794100|
|Notes||With a deep-rooted passion for veteran and vintage machinery, Rally Round has traditionally run a period-dressed event each summer to celebrate the heroic pioneers of early motoring. In 2018, we have two particularly significant anniversaries to commemorate.|
It will be 130 years since Betha Benz, wife of automobile inventor Karl Benz, made the world`s very first long-distance journey in a motor car, and 120 years since the running of the first international motor race, from Paris to Amsterdam and back.
You may be sure that our 2018 Paris-Amsterdam Rally will be easier than the events that inspired i. Unlike Bertha Benz, participants will not be obliged to follow muddy cart tracks or find fuel in pharmacies, and nor will they be opposed by heavily armed troops, as the Paris-Amsterdam-Paris racers were.
Nevertheless you may expect plenty of exciting challenges as the rally route follows thrilling roads through delightful scenery in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, with a few classic race circuits thrown in for good measure. Once again crews in the Veteran and Vintage categories will compete for the Charles Jarrott Trophy, named after Britain`s first motorsport hero, whilst the Classic (pre-1969-type) category will have its own awards. In honour of Bertha Benz, we might even offer a special prize for the highest-placed female driver with a teenager in the navigator`s seat!
We will publish a brochure containing more details of the route in due course. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to reserve your place on this remarkable event, please contact the Rally Office.